Headteacher's Welcome

E = Expecting engagement

L = Learning for the future

M= Making good progress

H= Helping each other

U = Understanding

R = Raising our standards

S = Sharing our skills

T = Trying our very best!



We are a busy but friendly school with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both children and parents.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting.

Tracy Edwards and  Mike Lawrence







Here are some of the things parents have to say about Elmhurst:

"Since starting the school my child has made fantastic progress. It is a lovely environment to learn in with fantastic staff and great opportunities."

"Each teacher I have had the pleasure of meeting has been fantastic, with my sons best interests as priority. I love the interaction I have via class Dojo and the Elmhurst Facebook page, it's always a joy to see photos of my boys at school."

"You guys are a brilliant team at Elmhurst and I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Please keep continuing to look at the child as an individual and encourage them at what they are good at!"

"My son is in year 4, in Firs. The teacher has really brought the best out of him and his confidence in learning. The head teachers are wonderful human beings with so must energy and enthusiasm for the children. As a family we are so happy that our child is happy and he wants to go to school everyday!"

"I am so happy with the school and the high standards it sets. They are great at communication. As a parent I love the use of class Dojo as a communication tool."

"I believe that the school gives our child the tools to become a wonderful person. The school allows the children to grow and make mistakes to learn by them. All staff at the school are happy and friendly. I honestly could not praise the school enough."

"I really appreciate that my child has had the opportunity to engage in some wonderful learning activities outside the core subjects whilst he has been at Elmhurst. Teaching to pass tests does not in itself provide a stimulating and rounded education, and Elmhurst delivers a range of immersive experiences in a range of additional subjects to enhance the core provision."




Elmhurst Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately. Please see our Child Protection Policy on our Policies and Documents page for further details.

See also our Complaints Procedure.


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The NSPCC link will take you to an interesting booklet to help you determine whether it is safe for your child to be out alone. 


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      What do people have to say about our school? 


      David Theobald, the Senior Primary Advisor for Somerset, visited our school during October. Here are a few of his comments from his report:

      "The school considers the quality of teaching to be good and improving and all lessons observed during this visit support this judgement, with several examples of outstanding practice...Pupils demonstrated good attitudes and positive learning behaviours...  highly effective support provided by Teaching Assistants...Teachers demonstrated good subject knowledge and a sound use of appropriate technical vocabulary, not only in Literacy and Mathematics but also in Music and PE sessions...Teaching and Learning is supported by an interesting and varied curriculum and themes are clearly evident in classroom displays..."



      Councillor Claire Axten visited the school on November 11th 2015 as part of the Remembrance Service. She wrote:

      "I wanted to write and say a huge thank you to you for the Remembrance Day service and play. It was a wonderful and very moving occasion. The children performed with such confidence and enjoyment. Those who "read" poems had obviously learned them. I am so glad to have been invited to such an excellent morning." 


      "On arrival I was welcomed into a clean, calm and well-ordered school by friendly and professional office staff....I was impressed with the learning environment in general....Teachers are confident in their classrooms, friendly and welcoming... The children were extremely well behaved and courteous to each other, and to me as a visitor.... All classes presented as calm, well ordered and a place fit for children to learn..."

      Judith Barrett, Head of St. Michael's Academy and LLE (Local Leader of Education)


      "Keep up the good work - the school was buzzing!" 

      Sarah Cook - Somerset Literacy Advisor


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      Parents comments about Sports morning:

      "Thank you so much for a brilliant sports day! It was one of the best I have ever been to.. and having four children, I have attended many! ! it was so organised and well thought through. I loved the idea of the lower and upper school parallel. Timings worked really well and the programme was clear. There was a real sense of fun and enjoyment coming from both the children and the adults. It was also uplifting to see a good balance between competitiveness and camaraderie!" Libby Whorton

      "I want to say this sports day was fabulous. I am so glad that you have brought the traditional running races. It's lovely to see some healthy competition between the children and to see the team work between them develop. We always celebrate those that are academically gifted but tend to miss those who are talented in other ways. Fabulous day. Thank you!" Jess Lee

      "I thought is was brilliant.  It was well planned and organised with no hanging around, it ran smoothly.  The cream teas and refreshments were very welcome and added to the lovely atmosphere.  Of course the good weather that you obviously arranged also helped!  Overall a super morning." Anne Cave 

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        • Our school is steeped in history. Follow these links to find out more about Elmhurst in the past: 

      Elmhurst Grammar School

      Somerset Guide